Namaste Yoga

Definition - What does Namaste Yoga mean?

"Namaste Yoga" is an instructional series featured on television, podcasts and is available on DVD. Each episode of "Namaste Yoga" features a different hatha vinyasa sequence. The television series, produced by Vancouver-based Namaste TV, was created in 2004 and first aired on Canadian television in 2005. A year later, it premiered on U.S. television. It has since been broadcast throughout the world.

The series takes its name from a common Sanskrit greeting, “namaste,” which translates as “the light in me bows to the light in you.”

Yogapedia explains Namaste Yoga

Kate Potter choreographed and narrated the first two seasons, while Erica Blitz is featured in seasons three and four. Potter also designed, narrated and demonstrated an extended "Namaste Yoga" episode called “Namaste: The Five Elements.” This episode incorporates the teachings of the Vedic natural healing system called Ayurveda.

Namaste yoga incorporates the philosophical concepts of yoga with the physical, unlike some of the athletic forms of yoga in North America. It was in direct response to these athletic yoga styles that Namaste yoga was developed. Parts of the series discuss yoga in the context of its roots in Hindu mythology, explaining the meanings behind the postures and the jargon.

The philosophy of Namaste yoga is that everyone can benefit from a yoga practice, regardless of fitness level, age or goals. "Namaste Yoga" calls this philosophy “yoga for life.” Although the series draws from the Hatha tradition, Namaste yoga believes all styles and traditions have something to offer.

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